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Lemon Cheesecake Crescent Roll-Ups

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  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 50 min
  • Servings 8
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These crescent roll-ups are bursting with that tart flavour lemon lovers love! The creamy cheesecake filling is a delicious addition for that perfect balance between sweet and citrus-y.
Created Apr 3, 2018
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  • 1 package (250 g) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 teaspoons grated lemon peel (from 1 large lemon)
  • 1 can (8 count) Pillsbury™ refrigerated crescents
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted

  • 1/2 cup icing sugar
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons lemon juice
  • Additional grated lemon peel, if desired


  • 1
    Heat oven to 375°F. Line cookie sheet with cooking parchment paper.
  • 2
    In medium bowl, mix cream cheese, granulated sugar and 4 teaspoons lemon peel with electric mixer on medium speed until well mixed and no lumps remain.
  • 3
    Unroll dough on work surface and separate into 4 rectangles (press the diagonal or triangle perforations in each rectangle). Cut each of the 4 rectangles in half, forming 8 rectangles (3x3 1/2 inches each). Spread 2 tablespoons of the cream cheese mixture over each dough rectangle to within 1/4 inch of the short ends.
  • 4
    Roll up each rectangle, starting with shortest side, and pinch seam to seal. Place on cookie sheet, seam side down; brush with melted butter. Bake 11 to 14 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 10 minutes on cookie sheet.
  • 5
    In small bowl, mix icing sugar and 2 teaspoons of the lemon juice. If necessary, add additional lemon juice, 1/2 teaspoon at a time, until thin enough to drizzle. Drizzle over warm crescent roll-ups, and garnish with additional grated lemon peel. Serve warm.

Expert Tips

  • Tip 1
    Cream cheese may be softened in the microwave. Remove wrapper, place on microwavable plate, and microwave on High 10 to 20 seconds.

Nutrition Information

260 Calories, 14g Total Fat, 3g Protein, 29g Total Carbs

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 8
Total Fat
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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